I was met by a group of students from the Rock L Butler Middle School during my walk across town this afternoon. They were carrying flowers which hey were giving to everyone they crossed paths with. Malena, one of the students, upon giving me a flower said, “we are spreading kindness.” There were at least four other people walking the same stretch of sidewalk at that time and they were also given a flower.
I’m grateful to have been the recipient of a flower of kindness, and I’m inspired to see the middle school students working together to make a positive impact on our community.
Finding God, self, and community in wild spaces. The better we know our wild neighbors the more we'll discover ourselves.
A vision informed by Henry David Thoreau’s interpretation of sauntering, Jesus’ understanding of neighbor, Aldo Leopold’s concept of thinking like a mountain, Rachel Carson’s prophetic voice and John Muir’s way of capturing the beauty and uniqueness of wild neighbors with words.